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State: More than 1M Michiganders obtained 2021 health insurance through Marketplace, Healthy Michigan Plan

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Posted at 7:50 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 19:50:59-05

LANSING, Mich. — More than 1 million Michiganders obtained health coverage for 2021 during the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period or through the state’s expanded Medicaid program, a news release said Thursday.

“No Michigander should have to worry about how they’ll afford health insurance, especially during a global pandemic,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said. “My administration has been working around the clock to ensure people across the state can access quality, affordable health care. The Healthy Michigan Plan that I worked across the aisle to pass as Senate Democratic Leader has surpassed 850,000 enrollees. I will continue to work with partners across the state to protect and expand health coverage for Michiganders.”

More than 267,000 Michiganders purchased Marketplace coverage for 2021, and more than 850,000 people are currently enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan.

The state invested more than $1 million in federal CARES Act funds to help people get covered.

Open enrollment for 2021 coverage on the Health Insurance Marketplace ended Dec. 15, but Michiganders may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period if they experience a qualifying life event, such as a job loss or change in household size.